Stevens Memorial Chapel

607 28Th Street, Ames, IA


Mildred Louise Skalla

December 26, 1933July 15, 2019

Mildred Skalla, 85, of Scranton, IA, passed peacefully home July 15th, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at Jefferson Gospel Open Bible Church, July 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

Mildred was born in Jefferson, IA. December 26, 1933, daughter of Eleanor (Fisher) and Harold Phelps. After she graduated from Jefferson High School, she became a farm wife when she married Junior Skalla of Scranton, June 2, 1952. They shared 50 years together, raising six children. Mildred enjoyed her home and hard working life on the farm for 67 years.

Mildred was involved in church, community and social events, but her priority was always, "family first". Her large family and friends will remember her ability to make them smile, her love of cooking, and her kind and caring spirit. Mildred's friends were all so very dear and supporting to her, which she greatly appreciated.

Left to carry her memory are her 6 children: Michael Skalla, Bettendorf; Teresa Jones, Ackworth; Rose Mary (Mark) Thompson, Ames; Karen (Mark) Caraher, Glidden; Daniel (Lynn) Skalla, E. Moline, IL; and Dennis Skalla, Pueblo, Colo; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and 1 brother, 4 sisters and 1 sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were husband Junior and son-in-law Fred Jones.

Mildred was so anxious to go home to Jesus, and see passed loved ones. She will greatly be missed and lovingly remembered.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 27, 2019


Mildred Louise Skalla

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Vickie Wilson

July 26, 2019

I have many fond memories of Mildred from the years I spent in the neighborhood. The last one is my favorite. Last summer I stopped by the farm unannounced after not seeing her for many years. It was like hardly any time had passed. There she was saying how happy she was to be on the farm, telling me about her family, and about how God had been so good to her, giving him credit for many things in her life. We had such a good visit it made it difficult to leave.
I'll remember her kind and loving spirit, her hospitality, her cheerfulness, and her love of God. I am so blessed to have been known and loved by her.

Sandy Hoffman

July 26, 2019

Aunt Mildred was a very Special Lady!
I always enjoyed my phone conversations w/her, she always made me laugh and was so proud of all of her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.

Her faith was always shared in every phone call.

She will be missed!!

I can only imagine how heaven has gained one special lady. I'm sure she's friends w/everyone.

Sandy Hoffman

Sherry and Kim Bates

July 22, 2019

We would like to express our sympathy to all of you. Mildred was special to us. After our tornado we moved into the rectory. Your mother had the rectory made into a “home” for us. The most lovely dish with flowers awaited us with the sweetest note. There are other good memories of Mildred but that act of kindness helped more during that time than she ever knew.

She and you all will be remembered in our prayers.

Kim and Sherry Bates